In this Expert Insight Interview, Mags Bell discusses her formula Cut, Polish, and Reset Your Inner Diamond Keeping You Transparent and Clear on Your Goals and Values. Mags Bell is an elite executive master coach with 20 years of experience imparting leadership expertise, and she is also the director of a speaking and coaching practice.
This Expert Insight Interview discusses:
- Finding the right amount of pressure to create your diamond
- Why do we feel addicted to pressure
- The problem with being distracted and unable to relax
Pressure Creates Diamonds
Diamonds are made of carbon, just like humans, and the pressure they’re under makes them into diamonds and makes them valuable. We put ourselves under a lot of pressure in business nowadays, regardless of whether you’re on the sales floor or you’re the head of a company.
Pressure can go one way or the other — it can make an amazing diamond, but if pushed too far, it can also destroy whatever it grabs hold of. Mags Bell is interested in the balance of getting the “diamond” out under pressure, which compelled her to create the Cut, Polish, and Reset formula.
Addiction to Pressure
We also sometimes get addicted to pressure, or we feel like if there’s not a ton of pressure on our shoulders, we’re slacking or not reaching our potential. Not only do we put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves, but we’re also not good at separating good pressure from bad pressure.
This leads to us living a life under stress, which means we often don’t know how to relax, even when we think we’re resting. Everything that Mags talks about is about finding the balance in your life to find that diamond within yourself.
Nowadays, people are so overwhelmed, they have so many distractions, and so many things are invading their heads at all times. Rather than being busier than ever, we’re all more distracted than ever.
A lot of our stress is self-inflicted as a result of our own behavior, and it takes some discipline to start creating the space where you can have good pressure, but also where you can remove the bad.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.